Hello,

   I've cleaned up the Slide Show (S9) code a little and moved more
code in its own gem to make it easier for others to reuse parts of the
code or to contribute.  The new gems include:

   - props     => Manage Settings Hierachies [1]
   - textutils => Text Filters 'n' Helpers [2]
   - markdown  => Markdown Engine Wrapper - Use Your Markdown Library
of Choice [3]
   - fetcher   => Fetch Text Documents or Binary Blobs via HTTP, HTTPS [4]
   - pakman    => Template Pack Manager [5]

  All new gems are dedicated to the public domain, that is, use the
code as you please with no restrictions whatsoever.

  Cheers.

[1] http://geraldb.github.com/props
[2] http://geraldb.github.com/textutils
[3] http://geraldb.github.com/markdown
[4] http://geraldb.github.com/fetcher
[5] http://geraldb.github.com/pakman